INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVELING TO ALBANIA
Traveling to Tirana is quite easy and the country can be reached in different ways:
– Air Travel
Tirana International Airport. Located 15km from city center. Over the years, the number of flights has been extended, and there are some budget airlines such as WizzAir, BluePanorama; EasyJet and Transavia, besides the more traditional airlines such as Austrian, Lufthansa, AlItalia etc. The airport is well connected with multiple destinations in Europe.
Kukes Airport is now open for low-cost flights. This new airport is located in the northern part of the country about 3.5 km from the city of Kukes and about 17 Km from the city of Tirana.
Pristina International Airport. Located in the capital city of Kosovo. It is a 3–4-hour drive from Tirana (15 Euro return ticket) and offers a good alternative from different locations.
Skopje International Airport (for the more adventurous). Located in the capital city of North Macedonia. It is a 5-hour drive from Tirana (20-30 Euro return ticket). Offers good connection with Scandinavian countries. Podgorica International Airport. Located in the Capital City of Montenegro. 3–4-hour drive from Tirana (20-30 Euro return ticket).
– Sea Travel
The Port of Durres is the main option. It is located 30km away from Tirana. It offers good connection with Bari in Italy. During the time of the conference is non-peak season therefore cheap ferry tickets can be found. The journey usually takes 8 hours and is done overnight.
– Land Travel
Car. There are different entry points by car in Albania. From Kosovo the border crossing of Morine (164 km); from Montenegro from the border of Muriqan (112 km) or Han i Hotit (138 km); from North Macedonia thought Qafe Thane (101 km) or Tushemisht (130 km); from Greece through Kapshtice (184 km), Kakavije (260 km) or Qafe Bote (308).